Lani Maestro's poetic and text-based exhibition, "her rain", took place in Centre A, Vancouver, in 2010 and is presented once again in Plug In ICA, Manitoba this year. Erin Moure, a longtime creative companion of Maestro, captures and unravels the complex questions of positionality inherent in Maestro's works in an equally poignant essay.
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Kevin Power wrote a crucial text delineating the climate of artistic practice in Manila through Manuel Ocampo's current curatorial endeavor "Bastards of Misrepresentation." This was originally published as a catalog essay for the first Bastards exhibition "Doing Time On Filipino Time" in Freies Museum Berlin from October 22 to November 21 2010.
Carlos Villa recalls growing up in San Francisco, living in the Tenderloin district and his exposure to racism, the influence of Leo Valledor, growing up Filipino in California and the difficulties that accompanied it.
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Aside from being the Mecca of Printmaking, Paris enthralled Ambie Abaño completely from May - August 2011. She shares the process she undertook preparing for the AFM-PARP grant proposal, the residency programme of Cité Internationale des Arts, the sights and people that captivated her and how she continues to bring the collaborative practice of printmaking wherever she goes.
Eliza Barrios curated The Projection Series, a program at the Luggage Store in San Francisco that featured window installations and large scale sculptures which involved artists from the locale, the Philippines and beyond. This text expounds on Eliza's community-engaged address practice and shines light on the overall initiative stimulated on to the Mid-Market location in San Francisco.